J Sleep Med.  2017 Dec;14(2):74-76. 10.13078/jsm.17011.

A Case of Restless Legs Syndrome in Patient with Neurogenic Sciatic Nerve Tumor

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Neurology, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. xpist@naver.com

Abstract

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is chronic neurological disorder, in which the primary symptoms is unpleasant and disturbing sensation accompanied by urge to move in multiple body parts especially in legs. RLS may present in distinct phenotypes often described as "primary" vs. "secondary." Secondary RLS can arise from etiologies such as iron deficiency, pregnancy, peripheral neuropathy, and end-stage renal disease. We report a rare case of RLS associated with neurogenic tumor of the sciatic nerve. A 72-year-old man complained of recurrent and worsening RLS symptoms in his right lower extremity, despite medical treatment. Interestingly, we found a neurogenic tumor at the right greater sciatic notch region on magnetic resonance imaging of the hip.

Keyword

Restless leg syndrome; Sciatic nerve; Tumor

MeSH Terms

Aged
Hip
Human Body
Humans
Iron
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Leg
Lower Extremity
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Phenotype
Pregnancy
Restless Legs Syndrome*
Sciatic Nerve*
Sensation
Iron
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